Debut release from UK/Berlin-based musician Preslav Literary School. Directly inspired by early Jim O'Rourke recordings, the piece is composed from a series of delayed tape sounds, reversed drones and field recordings as well as from material extracted from open sources including ringtones by Carsten Nicolai.
Recording sonic experiments, spoken word, birdsong and drones onto cassette tapes and dictaphones, Preslav Literary School mixes these sources live with other found sound (including material from lofts, abandoned buildings and the sides of roads) to create layered soundscapes which recontextualise the original material into new improvised compositions. Recorded live for Resonance FM, his third album, pretext/context, has just been released on GFDM Records.
Preslav Literary School has played performances in a wide range of settings including at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, mima, University of Sunderland, Stray Signals Festival, Winter Weekend Festival, Gallery Glue and has recently supported Crevecouer and Little Pebble (Fence Collective). Adam recently completed a sound-art commission for Locator Art Festival 08 and is relocating to Berlin in June to record a new album.
October 20, 2013 Subject:
...спокойный, тяжеловатый, прекрасный альбом… Бриколаж... Если бы не было этого слова в названии, альбом не породил бы столько смыслов, заложенных в звуках